12U – 60 Mins #9

Team Name
12U – 60 Mins #9
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
05:00 PM
Early Activity Wiffle Cricket stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Cricket is a drill used primarily as an Early Activity.  It involves only wiffle balls, so no athletes are throwing before being warm, and can...Read More
notes Notes:
HIT = Points per base & hit again / OUT = Switch to defense and everyone rotate.
Warm Up Obstacle Course stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
Obstacle Course is a Warm Up drill is designed for fun.  Run this early in the season to help break the ice and get kids to loosen up and smile.  The...Read More
notes Notes:
Keep the ground-leg straight during Frankenstein walks.
Throw Throwing Progression stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
Throwing Progression is a series of three drills: Two Knee Catch, One Knee Catch, and Feet in Concrete.  All three are supported in the DC Library with...Read More
notes Notes:
Throwing Progression (2-Knees, 1-Knee, Concrete-Feet) + Long-Toss.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Double Play Feeds SS
stopwatch - timer 12 Minutes
Three parts: (1) Flip (2) Dart (3) Make-a-decision.
Sac Bunt Competition
stopwatch - timer 13 Minutes
Teach bunting then compete.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Leads & Breaks – Catcher Throws stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
Leads & Breaks - Catcher Throws is run at the end of practice during the Baserunning segment.  It involves sprint work infused with leadoff fundamentals,...Read More
notes Notes:
One coach @ baserunners / Other as Pitcher throwing to catcher.
Mental / Finish Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch - timer 5 Minutes
Life Lesson discussions provide the opportunity to briefly talk about the characteristics of a champion.  Use the Dugout Captain suggestions for each...Read More
notes Notes:
DRIVE - Can you develop it? See below for notes.
PITCH & CATCH How To Coach: Pitching #4 stopwatch - timer 0 Minutes
How to Coach: Pitching #4 is the fourth lesson in Dugout Captain's series designed to teach pitching.  This segment works to take the rules learned...Read More
notes Notes:
Topics: Distance, Direction, 1-2-1-3, Add Windup.

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